NEWS

Hezbollah warns U.S. over sanctions against Iran and allies

Thursday, April 11, 2019

BEIRUT (Reuters) – Lebanon’s Hezbollah raised the prospect of retaliation by Iran and its allies over U.S. sanctions, saying on Wednesday that all options were on the table were Washington to take steps that “threaten our nation”. Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, leader of the heavily armed Iranian-backed Shi’ite group, said the United States’ move this week … Read More

Israeli Druze officer appointed military secretary to President Rivlin

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Col. Ala Abu Rukon has been appointed military secretary to the president of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin, the IDF announced Thursday. Abu Rukon, who is currently serving as the IDF military attaché to China, will replace Brig.-Gen Boaz Hershkovitz – who has served in the role for the past three years – and … Read More

Israel’s Beresheet set to make history, land on moon today

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Seven weeks after Israeli spacecraft Beresheet (Hebrew for Genesis) soared into the night sky at Cape Canaveral, Florida, commencing an epic 6.5 million km. journey, it is poised to make history on Thursday evening when it reaches the Moon. Only three countries have completed the formidable task of landing a spacecraft on the lunar surface … Read More

Trump calls Netanyahu to congratulate him on victory

Thursday, April 11, 2019

US President Donald Trump called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to congratulate him on his election victory on Wednesday. Trump sent his best wishes to Netanyahu and the Israeli public from Air Force One, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. During the call, Netanyahu thanked Trump for his support of Israel, including his recent … Read More

ADL, Simon Weisenthal Center applaud Airbnb decision not to delist W. Bank

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Jewish groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Simon Weisenthal Cneter, have applauded Airbnb’s decision not to delist properties within the West Bank. “The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which denounced Airbnb’s initial decision to drop Jewish homeowners living on the West Bank as antisemitic, is pleased that the company has rescinded its ill-conceived political move,” said … Read More

German police raid Islamic organizations over suspected Hamas support

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

BERLIN- German police on Wednesday raided offices belonging to Islamic organizations suspected of financing the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is on the European Union’s terrorism blacklist, the interior ministry said. The ministry said the main targets of the raids were WorldWide Resistance-Help and Ansaar International which are believed to have collected funds for Hamas, … Read More

With almost all votes in, Netanyahu-led right wins decisively

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu clinched a clear victory early Wednesday morning in Israel’s general elections. With some 97 percent of votes in Tuesday’s contest counted, his Likud party was tied with Blue and White, but his right-wing/ultra-Orthodox bloc held a decisive lead and Netanyahu was thus safely en route to forming a majority governing coalition. … Read More

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: The Supreme Leader’s Military-Industrial Complex

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

President Trump’s declaration that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps is a foreign terrorist organization is the first time the United States government has designated a part of another country’s military as that type of threat. In doing so, Mr. Trump took broad aim at a pillar of the Iranian state, which exerts enormous influence in … Read More

Rivlin’s consultations with party heads to be broadcast live for first time

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Beit Hanassi will allow live broadcasts of the consultations between President Reuven Rivlin and party leaders for the first time when they take place next week. The meetings will begin next week, after there are final, certified election results. Basic Law: Government states that the president must meet with representatives of all the factions in … Read More

Erdogan says Russian S-400s delivery could be brought forward

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the delivery of Turkey’s disputed Russian S-400 missile defense systems could be earlier than initially planned, Hurriyet daily reported on Wednesday. Ankara’s purchase of the S-400s risks US sanctions and has further strained already tense relations with Washington. US officials are concerned over the incompatibility of … Read More